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KHOST - Governance

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Cold Spring CSR237CD
Release Year: 2017
Note: third album for the new "industrial doom metal" heroes from Birmingham, UK, with strong experimental / ambient influences, using ethnic samples, etc.. .. "Governance is by far a more expressive release that gets progressively more experimental and harsher where sounds as diverse as noise and ambient seep into their immense distorted drenched based sound" [Compulsion Online]
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"Governance" continues KHOSTs immersion in themes of detachment and dissonance, and ruminates upon the exertion of wills that are not your own, and upon the ways to detect and trace the outlines of the presence(s) that may exert these daily wills upon you, day by day. It was written over the course of the 2016/17 Winter, during times of unease and sickness for the band, including one near-death experience. The resulting album is a hinterland of low resolution transmissions interspersed with broad concrete columns of distortion that loom suddenly from the dim landscape. Governance is like driving at night with your spirituality asleep at the wheel.

With demoralizing vocal terror, hypnotic nightmarescapes, frost-encrusted tones, and horrifying rhythms, KHOSTs Governance devastates the listener with nearly fifty minutes of entrancing yet hazardous tectonic doom-laced revulsion. Features guest appearances from Eugene Robinson (OXBOW), and Jo Quail, and includes a remix of the track 'Coven' by Tel Aviv artist Adrian Stainburner.